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Yeah, but they are cheap patches for one year (because of the salary cap).
Usually there are one or two UDFA rookies on an entire roster. Or zero. Even a vet minimum player is usually only a few hundred thousand more that an UDFA on the cap.
 

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Or maybe the Bears need more than two receivers...
You were the one last preseason who told me the Bears depth problems were no worse than any other team.

I told you guys Pace's trading of picks would catch up to us. Now here we are.
 

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Usually there are one or two UDFA rookies on an entire roster. Or zero. Even a vet minimum player is usually only a few hundred thousand more that an UDFA on the cap.
Yet there are always UDFAs who win NFL awards every single year and sometimes multiple UDFAs some years.

I would take an UDFA rookie over a vet minimum player every time because most vet minimum players are vet minimum players because they are not very good and are picking up one final NFL contract. The UDFAs at least have a chance of showing something that they can build on in the future.

Not that it is the greatest thing in the world but the 2022 has at least 4 former UDFAs on the team (I don't have a complete list of the AFC roster and I am too lazy to find it.

If teams sign some bottom of the barrel vet minimum players and don't give UDFA players a chance, they are throwing away opportunities for UDFAs to have a career for players who are at the end of theirs.
 

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Yet there are always UDFAs who win NFL awards every single year and sometimes multiple UDFAs some years.

I would take an UDFA rookie over a vet minimum player every time because most vet minimum players are vet minimum players because they are not very good and are picking up one final NFL contract. The UDFAs at least have a chance of showing something that they can build on in the future.

Not that it is the greatest thing in the world but the 2022 has at least 4 former UDFAs on the team (I don't have a complete list of the AFC roster and I am too lazy to find it.

If teams sign some bottom of the barrel vet minimum players and don't give UDFA players a chance, they are throwing away opportunities for UDFAs to have a career for players who are at the end of theirs.
UDFAs always get a chance, because they are young and cheap and there are 90 players on the roster when camp opens. It's just that they very rarely are good enough to make the team, so it's tough relying on them for anything. If they surprise, great, but it's rare.
 

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As I’ve said, I would hope they prioritize OL above everything else. I also feel Kirk would be perfect for Fields. All depends on how the contract is structured though. If it’s like 3years, an out after 2 years, that lines up well with when Mooney will need to get paid.

Don’t know how you guys feel about this, but I would also absolutely look at Odell Beckham. Yes, he can be a headcase, but I think he is still explosive and can be a game changer if everything is clicking.
 

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I’d rather spend our limited free agent money on some professional Oline. Maybe not top tier guys but some professional guys who can get the job done. Same with CB. Spend our draft capital on getting Justin some real weapons.
Ryan Jensen come on down.
 

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You were the one last preseason who told me the Bears depth problems were no worse than any other team.

I told you guys Pace's trading of picks would catch up to us. Now here we are.
Tell me in detail about teams around the league and their quality depth in comparison to the Bears.

Robinson is a UFA and they have some easily replaceable guys like Byrd and Goodwin coming out of contract too. They’ll draft one and sign a few guys. Other teams will be doing the same thing at various positions. Pretty common in the NFL...
 

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I don’t think CHI will be in a position to sign ANY top targets, including OL. Gotta find some bargain bin deals lol
 

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